Chino pants from Lee. Bag from Sophie Martin. Oversized shirt from Grab-a-tee. Red loafers from Divisoria.
I haven’t anything better to do at the moment, so I told myself I should blog more often. I want to post at least twice a week. Well guess what, this week is almost over and I haven’t updated. Shame. But I can still make it up.
I’ve been thinking about all the things I want to do but haven’t been able to. It’s quite a list. I’d like to think that all this free time is a blessing, and that I should use it to chase my pipe dreams. I realize I probably won’t have this type of luxury again after this.
For now, I’m going to suspend all my fears and hesitations and just pursue everything I never got the chance to pursue. I have very little to lose right now.
And I just might find something in the process.
Enough babbling, let’s talk about my outfit. I used to be a skirt person, somehow pants and jeans never fit me properly. It’s only recently that I figured out my weird vertical proportions. I’m short-legged AND short-waisted. At first it doesn’t seem to make sense, until I realized it’s my rise (crotch-to-waist measurement) that’s long. Since then, I’ve come up with ways to cheat my figure. I actually wear pants more often now.
This is how I dress on a normal day. Super casual. I was actually having second thoughts of posting this on lookbook, as this isn’t exactly the type of look that gets hyped (unless you’re super thin and pretty then everything you post gets over 9000). But what the heck, I took pictures already, so might as well.
As a rule, it’s not recommended for short legged people to cuff their pants (and wear them with flats, to boot!). The visual effect cuts off the legs, making it look shorter than it really is. But the same reason of my legs being short is also why I need to cuff my pants — they end up too long for me. I cheat by cuffing it slimmer than the thigh to at least give an illusion of streamline-ness, and I wear a top that’s a bit loose and long enough to hide where the legs begin (waistband). But hiding the waistband completely makes my short-torso seem more awkward, so I half-tuck my shirt to reveal just enough waist.
Because dressing for your body type is serious business.
I also have to mention, those loafers from Divi are the best. Got them for super cheap (Like, Php250 I think) and I’m abusing the hell out of them. I think I’ve grown out of my heels phase, or maybe I just haven’t been back to Liliw yet. But I wear flats more often now. I have another one similar to the one worn here, but a slightly different style, and in black.
Also, I still don’t wear accessories. Bag and belt, and I’m good to go. Maybe I’ll try wearing a hat or scarf some time.
No better than now too
The negative slogan
Until the call gets cut
Just ready go
It is now the age of fearlessness
No way at this rate
As long as we have something important
We got lost
It’s like we’re gonna lose it
Just ready go
[YES] That’s why we need to act now